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Psalm 13 World English Bible (WEB)

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.

13 How long, Yahweh?
    Will you forget me forever?
    How long will you hide your face from me?
How long shall I take counsel in my soul,
    having sorrow in my heart every day?
    How long shall my enemy triumph over me?
Behold, and answer me, Yahweh, my God.
    Give light to my eyes, lest I sleep in death;
    Lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed against him”;
    Lest my adversaries rejoice when I fall.

But I trust in your loving kindness.
    My heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing to Yahweh,
    because he has been good to me.

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Psalm 13 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 13[a]

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?
    How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
    and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
    How long will my enemy triumph over me?

Look on me and answer, Lord my God.
    Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,
    and my foes will rejoice when I fall.

But I trust in your unfailing love;
    my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing the Lord’s praise,
    for he has been good to me.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 13:1 In Hebrew texts 13:1-6 is numbered 13:2-6.
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